University of Vermont

Transfer TREK

Transfer TREK

What is Transfer TREK?

Transfer TREK is a great opportunity for students who are transferring to UVM to meet other students. Students who transfer to UVM have typically spent at least some time at another college or university, thus we have a specifically designed TREK option.

This program is part of the Wilderness TREK program, but is designed to help familiarize you with the unique challenges facing transfer students at UVM. Each transfer student comes to UVM with valuable educational and professional life experiences: TREK creates a wilderness-based community where those experiences can be shared with other transfer students also about to begin their UVM journey.

Transfer TREK will be led by a student leader who recently transferred to UVM. As a fellow transfer student, he/she can share his or her own UVM experiences, including the academic, social, residential, athletic, and extracurricular aspects of UVM. You will hike on Vermont's Long Trail or the Adirondack High Peaks and experience the wonder of the Green Mountains. Your group of 8 students and 2 leaders will celebrate both the many opportunities available at UVM and the diversity you contribute to the larger UVM community. Finally, all TREK trips are open to every incoming student; you are welcome to choose the TREK program that best meets your needs as a new transfer student.

When does TREK take place?

  • Check-in is the morning of Saturday August 16th at Dudley H. Davis Center. If you need to arrive earlier you must make accomodations to do so in the area - we are unfortunately unable to provide on-campus housing options to students prior to TREK.

    Students (and any accompanying family) will have a short period of time between check-in and departure to quickly move belongings into the student's residence hall.

  • TREK finishes on Thursday, August 21st with an all-TREKre-entry barbeque at the Davis Center.

  • Students will be able to stay in their residence hall room Thursday night after the barbeque.

  • Friday, August 22nd, 2014 is the "regular" campus move-in day for all new first-year students.

How do I sign up for Transfer TREK?

Registration for will be open starting May 5th, 2014 - when open, registration for specific TREK trips can be done can be completed online. For more information on what this process looks like as well as more information on cancellation policies please visit our TREK Registration page.

Please Note: Spaces in TREK are limited and tend to fill quickly. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you register as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Is Financial Aid Available?

Yes! A limited amount of Financial Aid is available for those in need of financial assistance in order to participate. Our program also offers Identity-Based Scholarships. Our ultimate goal is to work with ALL interested first year students to make participation in TREK a reality! TREKKIES who are awarded Financial Aid or Scholarships may request to borrow UVM Outing Club equipment which includes backpacks, sleeping bags, and rain gear.

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Got Questions?

For more information about the TREK Programs, Costs, and financial aid options, please contact us:
Phone: 802-656-2060
Wilderness & Transfer E-mail: wildtrek@uvm.edu
Service TREK E-mail: service.trek@uvm.edu;

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